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    I noticed alot of people are taking 5-htp to supplement their phentermine. I am a little reluctant to do this after reading about it online. How many people on here take them together and if so are your results much better? Does it help with your appetite or your energy?

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    I'm interested to know, too. Years ago the first time I tried phentermine others were saying it helped them but I never tried it.

    I am curious....what did you find in your research that makes you reluctant?

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    I take it along with about 10 other suppliments. It doesnt help with energy at all. It actually helps you sleep at night. It does help with cravings and mood. I have been taking it for about 8 weeks now and would introduce a new suppliment every week so I knew which were working and which werent......
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    Joyce- What all are you taking these days? I take 5htp, liquid B12, Tonalin CLA & multi-vitamin regularly. I also have L-Carnatine, Borage Oil and Glutamine that I haven't really taken yet...

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    I take the 5htp every night. It helps with craving junk food, and helps me fall asleep!

    Like Joyce I take alot of vitamins

    Alive Multi-vitamin/I like it because it has iodine which speeds up metab., has chronimum to process carbs, and selenium which is a great antioxident
    super b complex
    Fish Oil
    CLA
    Glucosimine/for joint pain
    Sub-lingual biotin/I have super thin hair and nails
    L-carnitine/prevents fat build up
    Choline/helps metabolize fat
    Inositol/helps with depression and mood swings
    L-Cysteine/Helps to grow hair and nails (I dont always take this one)
    Tyrosine/Helps to keep you calm, and increase libido (my anxiety meds I take kills my libido)

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    5htp, glocosimine, b12, b6, fish oil, l-carnintine, CLA, chromium, Dhea, cinnamin, and last but not least a multi...lol...
    SIGPIC]I put this picture here to remind me of where I started. April 17th....187.3 Really?? OMG!!! April 23rd..One week in....179 April 29th...Almost 2 weeks....172.6 May 5, 2011.....167 May 15, 2011....164 May 22, 2011.....160 May 29, 2011.......156 June 6th,2011....153 June 12th, 2011.....151 June 21, 2011...147 June 26th, 2011...143 Goal weight.....130-140 we will see how I look when I get there

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    Thanks girls! I forgot I did take chromium the first few weeks I was on Phen...wonder where it is?

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    I take 4000 of vitamin d3 and a multi vitamin
    May 2010 -230 one year later
    may 5, 2011 206.8 (start phen
    May 12, 2011 201.8 -5
    May 18, 2011 200.6 (-1.2) -6.2
    May 24, 2011 198.4 (-2.2) -8.4
    May 31,2011 196.4 (-2) -10.4
    June 7, 2011 194.4 (-2) -12.4
    June 14, 2011 193.4 (-1) -13.4
    June 28, 190.8 (-2.6) -16
    July 5, 190.8 same
    july 12, 190.8
    7/19 189.4 (-1.4) -17.4
    7/26 189.2 (-0.2) -17.6
    8/1 187.2 (-2) -19.6
    2/1 186.6 (-2.6) -20.2
    2/8 184.2 (-2.4) -22.6
    2/15 183.2 (-1) -23.6
    2/22 183.0 (-0.2)-23.8 on phen (-47.2 total)

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    yesterday I went to several stores and could not find 5htp, is it with the vitamins or with weight supplements?

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    u will find it in with the vitimans. u can also get L-tryptophan (basically the same cuz~ 5-HTP= 5-hydroxy-tryptophan).. its the natural amino acid found in turkey an other high protein foods. it supports a positive mood by powering serotonin production. its known as 'the NATURAL prozac'. its been proven so effective that is has matched or OUTPREFORMED some of the most established anti depressants on market! i ve read that takin prozac with phentermine can really improve results. i take 5-HTP durring winter time to replenish my aminos an help wit mild depression when ther is no sunlight. i found it worked wonderfully. i think im gonna grab another bottle now and see if it helps out wit my weight loss too! i dunno if they will have it at a normal grocery store, but u will definetly find it at any health food store. if u want 2 learn more about amino acids an the importance of nutritional therapy, check out the book -"the mood cure" written by julia ross. shes also the author of "the diet cure". =)

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    Walmart has it with the vitamins and diet suppliments.
    SIGPIC]I put this picture here to remind me of where I started. April 17th....187.3 Really?? OMG!!! April 23rd..One week in....179 April 29th...Almost 2 weeks....172.6 May 5, 2011.....167 May 15, 2011....164 May 22, 2011.....160 May 29, 2011.......156 June 6th,2011....153 June 12th, 2011.....151 June 21, 2011...147 June 26th, 2011...143 Goal weight.....130-140 we will see how I look when I get there

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    I am on anti-depressants and now realize that I cannot take 5htp but what about the L-tryptophan

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    Wow! Thanks for the advice, everyone. I just started 5HTP last night. And CLA today. Guess I will see how it goes. I am curious as to why one can't take 5HTP with anti-depressants? Guess I better read up.

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    I just got off the phone with my doctor and he said he didn't see any problem taking 5HTP with my anti-depressants......YEAH!!!

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    To the ladies who are taking alot of different supplements Im going to start this! Should i start all on one day? do you take yours a certain times of the day? I just dont want to over do it.. it seems like alot!

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    tntopo- u kno im glad 2 hear that! i wanted to share wit u these stats from my "mood cure" book. here it is- ''the manufacturer of Prozac, Eli Lilly, recently conducted a study combining 5-HTP with prozac. Serotonin activity was increased 150% on prozac alone. It increased 615% after 5-HTP was added." thats a pretty incredible increase! thought i would share that with u. =)

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    xoxo..I would space them out so you can see what works for you & what doesnt. Thats what I did when I first started just in case I had a reaction to any of them I would know which one was giving me a problem.
    SIGPIC]I put this picture here to remind me of where I started. April 17th....187.3 Really?? OMG!!! April 23rd..One week in....179 April 29th...Almost 2 weeks....172.6 May 5, 2011.....167 May 15, 2011....164 May 22, 2011.....160 May 29, 2011.......156 June 6th,2011....153 June 12th, 2011.....151 June 21, 2011...147 June 26th, 2011...143 Goal weight.....130-140 we will see how I look when I get there

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    My mom takes hers after dinner, shes loves them and does see a difference. She gets hers at GNC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy Bird-Feistamel View Post
    Just got my order in today. Are you taking them in the morning or at night? I just popped one - and waiting to see what happens.
    I started taking the 5htp a week ago after dinner to help with sleep. I had read that some people got upset stomach if they took it without food. I think I'll switch to mornings in a week and see if it makes any difference. So far, I've noticed I sleep a little better and it seems to smooth out the 'burr in my saddle' that phen occasionally gives me.

    Oh .. and it also made me look just like Brad Pitt.
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    I take 5-HTP, CLA (tonalin), and L-Carnatine. I think the CLA really does work. More inches are coming off than pounds (and I am not really working out much....hanging my head). Also, and FYI......Puritian's Pride is starting their buy one get TWO free sale right now. They do it like twice a year and I really stock up on stuff then. It is a great price and they have very good quality products.

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